The intensely passionate, creative and fraught set of relationships that formed one of the most loved bands in Australian rock history is explored in this classy documentary.
Director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Australia Day, also screening at this year's festival) uncovers the people who made The Go-Betweens. Conceived in Brisbane in the late 1970s, and fronted by singer-songwriters and guitarists Robert Forster and Grant McLennan, the band recorded such resonant Australian classics as 'Streets of Your Town' and 'Cattle and Cane'. They were later joined by Lindy Morrison on drums, and Amanda Brown on violin and oboe, among others, before disbanding in 1989 and reforming in 2000. With extraordinary access, music clips, and a distinctively Queensland style, Stenders follows the band's three decades, through countless successes, failures, romances, break-ups, betrayals, triumphs and tragedies.
Festival guest: Kriv Stenders
Party: After the Thursday 15 June screening is The Go-Betweens Party at The Hub, starting at 9.00 pm